Bruce Miller, the San Francisco 49ers running back, is facing extinction in the NFL for allegedly attacking an old man and his son on Monday morning, per several reports.
According to KTVU.com, Miller, on Sunday night, attempted to check into the Marriott at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, when he was told that the hotel was booked to capacity.
But Miller wasn’t convinced. He returned to the scene next morning and entered a random room then allegedly beat up a 70-year-old man and his son.
To quote from the report, “The room was occupied by an elderly couple who did not know Miller. The neighboring guest, the couple’s 29-year-old son, told Miller that he had the wrong room.
“That’s when Miller allegedly began attacking him. The man’s father came to his son’s aid, and was also attacked by Miller. Sources say the 70-year-old man was punched in the face and suffered broken bones.”
The report added that both the 70-year-old man and his son were shortly transported to the hospital.
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Bruce Miller released by Niners
Barely hours after Miller was arrested by San Francisco police, the Niners decided to release their back-up running back.
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the media report regarding Bruce Miller. We are gathering the relevant facts of this matter and will continue to monitor the situation,” read a team statement.
The 29-year-old running back, per jail records, has been charged with 1) assault with a deadly weapon (not a firearm), 2) counts of making criminal threats, and 3) battery.
According to USA Today Sports, Miller paid a bond of $178,000 and left police custody on Monday evening.
In March, 2015, Miller escaped the wrath of authorities after he was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse. Despite smashing his girlfriend’s phone against a wall, Miller was only charged with vandalism because of lack of co-operation from the victim. At the time, many felt Miller escaped worse consequences.
Bruce Miller, drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 draft, is viewed as one of the best back-up running backs in the league.
Under new Niners coach Chip Kelly’s system, Miller was expected to switch to tight end, a position he had played in during the preseason games.